Welcome fans of BFME and LOTR
On this page i will introduce you with my mod for Rise of the Witch-King, on which i worked on for the past 2 years
Before playing this mod, be sure that you have patched the game with 2.01 version
The Battles of the Third Age (BOTTA) mod is a mod for The Battle for Middle Earth - The Rise of the Witch King.
This mod tends to follow the lore of books and films along with bringing the realism in the gameplay, and generally concentrates of the happenings in the Third age of Middle Earth, so you will see almost every character that fought in the battles of this age, for example: Bolg, Beorn, Imrahil, Shagrat etc.
Lots of the balance from the vanilla games is fixed so be free to expect some new gameplay styles and new strategies and tactics that you will use in order to destroy your enemy.To do that, you will get help from the new Heroes and Units and their new Powers that are in this mod.
No rush tactics anymore, AI wont charge on you in the first 5 minutes, giving you no time to expand your camp and upgrade your economy. Gameplay now focuses on defense, rather than offense like in the vanilla game. So you will have a lot of time for preparing for battle, upgrading your units and level up your Heroes.

General changes:
- Stronger Heroes
- Stronger Structures
- New Game balance
- New Heroes, Units, Buildings and Powers
- New and improved Textures for every single Hero or Unit in the game
- Smaller battalions
- New Upgrades
- New Siege system
- New Upgrade systems
- New sounds and effects

NOTE:

- War of the Ring mode is buggy

Stay tuned for more news and screenshots

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BOTTA 4.0 Test Two

News 10 comments

In short, the new test version will be released tomorrow.
This version is more stable and more complete. All Factions have their Armor and Weapon Upgrades, the AI is more challenging and smarter, they upgrade their buildings and units as well.

I dont have the time to write all changes i made because i have yet to finish some stuff. but the Test Two will be released sometimes in the morning so stay tuned and stay well, and stay in the house.
Byyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

General Unit Gameplay Changes

General Unit Gameplay Changes

News 6 comments

When I started playing this game, I was enchanted, blown away, exited every time I played. I just fell in love with the game. If this game is a woman...

Uniting under one banner

Uniting under one banner

News 14 comments

Calling to all fans of the mod for help!!! No more waiting guys, i want to hear from all of you because im planning to make whole new experience in gameplay...

Battle for the MOTY

Battle for the MOTY

News 6 comments

Well my friends, we finally made it to the next round, now let us conquer that tasty prize

Mod of the Year 2018

Mod of the Year 2018

News 14 comments

Greetings to all those who patiently waited, asked and craved for some news and update from me. I know you waited for a long time, but finally here i...

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BOTTA Test Two

BOTTA Test Two

Demo 26 comments

This is the second test version. The version is still not complete. Angmar faction is still unplayable due to some error which i am unable to fix.

BOTTA Alpha 4.0 - Test Version

BOTTA Alpha 4.0 - Test Version

Demo 28 comments

Due to the lack of time and some other private problems i decided to release this test version.

Battles of the Third Age - 3.0 Alpha version

Battles of the Third Age - 3.0 Alpha version

Full Version 71 comments

This is the Alpha version of BOTTA Mod. Contains all required files.

Installation Guides   Step by Step

Installation Guides Step by Step

Tutorials 27 comments

NOTE: Before installing, make sure you patched your "Rise of the Witch-King" with 2.01 patch!!! Here you can download an Installation guides to help you...

Battles of the Third Age 2.0

Battles of the Third Age 2.0

Full Version

This mod tends to follow the lore of books and films along with bringing the realism in the gameplay, and generally concentrates of the happenings in...

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juanignacio
juanignacio

Hello friends, does anyone know why I lose the game at the minute of play?

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Fëanor.
Fëanor.

You don't own the original game. I suppose that the vanilla game works the same way?

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HalbaradTheDunedain
HalbaradTheDunedain

You need to delete a file called LOTRBfme at roaming folder if I remember correct

EDIT: Thanks for downvoting me whoever you are :p

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Guest
Guest

Great work on the mod! Been waiting for 4.0 for a long time and it doesn't disappoint. I've noticed a bug when launching the fortress map (e.g minas tirith, helm's deep) that involves the Mordor siege works. I've a screen grab of the error for you, or has anyone got a fix if it's something you're already aware of?

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super71
super71

Game keeps loading in a tiny screen but big enough to where I cant move it and change any of my settings ? Never had this issue with any of my other mods for this game ? Game all of the sudden won't launch full screen, and instead pulls to like the bottom of my screen for some reason.

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

Open the properties of the shortcut and remove the term "-win" in the "target" field.

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pasha008822
pasha008822

AI is too suicidal. They ignore my units and head straight to my buildings.
Also what the hell is wrong with Lothlorien? I just played a 2v6 match against 6 brutal AI (3 Mordor, 3 Isengard) and Lothlorien alone defeated them all.

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pasha008822
pasha008822

wish bases had walls like in the first bfme. the gameplay is clean to look at and the performance is also good.

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HalbaradTheDunedain
HalbaradTheDunedain

I don't think BFME 2 and ROTWK, or their mods has those walls though...

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pasha008822
pasha008822

Edain? also, it'd be a nice combination since blacksmith upgrades require units to stay near it. I like to play against Mordor so that I can put my archers on top of walls and wait for Nazguls.

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HalbaradTheDunedain
HalbaradTheDunedain

BFME 1 not something original to ROTWK and causes many troubles. Wanting an example? Gate glitch is an example. Even you close the gate enemy can enter the castle sometimes.

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one of the best mod ever !

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